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Monday, February 27, 2012

Another Problem Facing Us!

We've pointed out here, repeatedly, that our infrastructure is falling apart and we desperately need to fix it.  Further, every day we delay increases the cost.  So far, I have talked about the Interstate Highway system, bridges, dikes, and pipelines.  Now here is a whole new problem with a huge price tag.

 

Infrastructure: Buried No Longer

Buried No Longer
Download the report(PDF, 2MB)
The massive investment needed for buried drinking water infrastructure in the United States totals more than $1 trillion between now and 2035. The need will double from roughly $13 billion a year today to almost $30 billion (in 2010 dollars) annually by the 2040s, and the cost will be met primarily through higher water bills and local fees, according to a new AWWA report.
"Buried No Longer: Confronting America's Water Infrastructure Challenge" is a call to action for utilities, consumers and policy makers and recognizes that the need to replace pipe in the ground "puts a growing stress on communities that will continue to increase for decades to come."

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